Summer is "over", but the fun continues. I am back in training as far as swimming goes.
The English Channel Swim Challenge has begun! This means I have a goal of getting twenty one miles done in the pool before the end of the month. I wasn't able to start until this past Tuesday, when I swam a very broken mile.
By that I mean I swam 1650 yards in 50 and 100 yard groups, with some breathing and relaxing in between. I haven't been in the pool to lap swim in months, so it was a slow start. It took just shy of 50 minutes to do.
Thursday I decided to up my game a bit and swam 2 x 250 yards followed by an easy 50, then swam 2 x 500's with a 100 yard cool down at the end. That took a little over 40 minutes. Still pretty slow.
But this morning I felt pretty good, so I swam 3 x 500's in just over a half an hour, with easy 50's after each one. That brings me to 3 miles this week. I'm going to try and get up early before church tomorrow and do a solid two mile swim. We'll see how that goes.
I do love being in the pool. I always have. So one of my other goals this month is to get the kiddos in the pool and swimming like fishes as often as I can.
Know of any interesting distance swims in your area? Let me know in the comments and I'll see if I can do them next season.